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World Bank Needs To Change, Challenger Says

The World Bank has been led by an American since its founding in 1946. Now, two candidates from developing countries, including Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, say their experiences make them better candidates. Okonjo-Iweala speaks with host Michel Martin about why the World Bank should open up its selection process.
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Sarkozy Bans Cheese Course At Presidential Palace

The chef at the presidential palace recently revealed that Nicolas Sarkozy has said no to the cheese course after meals. He doesn't drink, so no wine for him either.
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Syria Says It Is Pulling Troops Back, Activists Say Army Continues To Attack

On this day when a U.N.-brokered cease-fire was supposed to go into effect in Syria, activists reported military attacks on two towns even as the government claimed its military forces have begun pulling out of some areas.
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Unemployed Greeks Look To Create Their Own Jobs

Many young Greeks are worried that the nation's economy will take years to recover. Some are leaving for jobs abroad, but a few are starting businesses in the midst of the worst recession in decades.
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Is The Old Regime Seeking A Comeback In Egypt?

The man who was one of Hosni Mubarak's leading confidants for years has now entered Egypt's presidential race. This has shaken up an already unpredictable contest and raised concerns among many Egyptians.

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